Garment Making

Garment Making

Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Course fee: £45 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

There will be no sewing classes scheduled until further notice.  Please keep checking our website and social media pages for course updates.

Thank you

The Community Learning Team


Do you have an interest in fashion and clothing? Would you like to be able to run up a skirt, dress, trousers in fabric of your choosing?

Whether you already create your own clothing and would like to polish your skills or have just started garment making and need to learn more about the techniques and process involved, this course is for you.

Bring along a commercial pattern and fabric and let’s create!

Meet new people, learn new skills, and have a fun time extending your knowledge.


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners with prior knowledge and practical experience of the subject who wish to further develop their skills and understanding.

You must be able to use the sewing machine competently and some knowledge of sewing techniques and processes.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

This classroom based, workshop-style course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to construct a garment using a commercial pattern.

You will learn practical sewing skills and techniques whilst working on a self-chosen project garment making suitable for your level of skill and ability.

Your project is your choice, you may wish to construct a simple skirt or top or undertake a more demanding construction.

The tutor will discuss your ideas with you at the first session.

During the course you will observe tutor demonstration and explanation of techniques and processes integral to garment construction.

Some of the areas covered:

  • Safety in the sewing room
  • Using the controls and functions on a sewing machine
  • How to use a commercial pattern
  • Understanding and using seam allowance, grainlines, pattern markings, neatening methods.
  • Construction techniques

You will provide your own pattern, fabric, threads, haberdashery and notions.

We have machines and some basic equipment available for you to use at the centre.  If you wish to bring your own sewing machinery and is more than 1 year old, it must hold a current PAT test certificate. The tutor will need to see evidence.

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

We offer a range of sewing and creative courses which can assist you in developing your own skills and interests.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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